Two of our core team members, Karin Dean and John Buchanan, are headed to a hybrid workshop on Myanmar Borderlands hosted by the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen on May 10-11, 2023. There, Karin will present a paper on ‘Upper Myanmar – Indian border spatialities,’ in the panel ‘Upper Myanmar – Indian border spatialities’. John will present a paper on ‘Burma’s Post-War Opium Boom: The Pro-Opium Effects of the Prohibitionist Turn’ in the panel on ‘Agricultural Transformations in Borderland’.  

As well as putting researchers in discussion, the workshop will also set up a Myanmar borderlands network, that both of our members will be involved in. 

Additionally, John will present his research at two other events in Copenhagen in May. The second event is a seminar on armed resistance dynamics after the military coup in Myanmar, hosted by the Danish Institute for International Studies on May 12. John will give a keynote speech on Myanmar’s Ongoing Civil Wars.

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The third event is a workshop on Roadblocks and Revenues: New Geographies of Taxation in Conflict. The Danish Institute for International Studies will host the event on May 15-17. The title of his paper is Parasitic Predation: Opium Revenue and Violence in Burma’s Shan State.  

You can look forward to their report of their activities in this section of the website in the future.